Anonymous User wrote:What are people's thoughts on Skadden DC vs DC centered firms (Wilmer, Hogan)? Interested in lit.
All three are great probably great in different ways, so it might just depend on what you want. Hogan and Wilmer are both big offices; Skadden is more medium sized but positively diminutive compared to its NY office. i know someone who summered at Hogan DC, Skadden NY, and did touchbacks at Skadden DC and he said Hogan DC and Skadden NY were more similar than Skadden DC and Skadden NY, so make of that what you will. (He chose Hogan DC). Wilmer is a strong contender here, but make sure you get a full explanation of their comp structure cuz it looks kinda wonky from outside (you move up in steps rather than class year, which seems like an opportunity to pay you less). But money isn't everything. Do some second looks and try to feel out the culture of each firm and the vibe of the lit groups (ask about the clients and the nature of the cases, etc). All three are great opportunities for sure.